Top news and merchandising and marketing trends unfolding with grocery consumer brands in beverages, natural and organicsnacks, condiments and more.


Real-Time, Hyper-Local Data Helps Retailers and CPGs Navigate Price Inflation

CPGs need advanced intelligence to guide decisions and strengthen retail partnerships.


New Instacart Initiative Aims to Amplify Women-Owned CPG Brands

After launching an effort to support Black-owned CPG brands in 2021, Instacart announced a new wave of its Instacart Ads Initiative and a commitment of up to $1 million to support women-owned brands.

"Confidence and consumer spending will continue to face headwinds from rising prices in the coming months," The Conference Board's Lynn Franco said.

CPGs saw dollar sales growth of 2.7% in 2021—a slowdown from 2020's exceptional growth, but demonstrating continued higher-than-prepandemic consumer demand, IRI and Boston Consulting Group write.

With the Super Bowl mere days away and more Americans planning to host a Big Game gathering this year, grocery retailers and CPG companies alike are hustling to meet consumers’ appetite for celebration and seize the snacking-centric moment.

Luxury brand Tonino Lamborghini enters licensing agreement with Flora Growth Corp. to begin manufacturing/distributing CBD coffees.

If stores can free up floor space by reducing inventories of items consumers are increasingly likely to buy online, what new experiences could they create?

California-based company has now raised close to $2 billion since its founding in 2011.

The Consumer Brands Association reports that CPG demand in July and August beat the panic-buying levels seen at the start of the pandemic.

Higher prices for goods and services and a small dip in workweek hours meant that real average weekly earnings for U.S. workers fell in October.

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